This Week Only: Badass Grandmother Mugs

This week only, a bad-ass mug with attitude. You pay 50% of the original price and still get 100% of the original bad-assery. WHAT A BARGAIN!

A cigarette. A Bowie knife. A dirty sweatshirt and a cozy red flannel jacket. A wicked smile, a glint in her eye, and an enthusiasm for all life has to bring – and in the wilds of Alaska in the late 1940s and early 1950s, life brought some pretty wild things. This woman faced driving the AlCan highway alone with her two toddler sons, cleaned and cooked the fish she caught herself, fed and nursed orphaned baby bears, and took in lonely soldiers at Christmas when they were on leave in a city far from their families. And as you can see by her face, she took no crap when she was doing all that, too! In spite of the fierceness of this photo, she was also patient, loving, creative, and above all, loved to have fun. Wouldn’t you just love to have a cup of coffee with a woman like that? Now you can.

These mugs were glazed with non-toxic food-safe glazes, and are dishwasher safe. And while I have been known to put my own ceramics in the microwave, I don’t officially recommend it — the rapid change in temperature can cause the glaze to cool more quickly than the ceramic, which retains heat, and so shrinks at a slower rate. This can occasionally call what is called “crazing” (oddly enough this is both a defect, when the piece is functional, and a desired effect, when the piece is decorative, like a vase). Crazing is when the glaze cools faster than the ceramic piece, making small cracks in the glaze. This can happen immediately or even years later, and personally I’ve seen it happen on many of the commercial mugs I own that I put in the microwave often.

Approximate Height: 4.5 inches
Approximate Width: 3.50 inches at lip of mug
Approximate Weight: 10 ounces
Will hold approximately: 13 ounces

Needful things. Limited time offers. One-offs. Specials. Unique goods. Prototypes. Things I’m testing, items I’m moving out, or designs I’m getting ready to rethink and rework. There’s only a few of them – maybe even just one or two! – and they’re only here for a limited time. Whatever is here, it’s here this week only (or less than  a week, if it sells out quickly)! Items are rotated out on Sunday afternoons!

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